It was the right decision after the Mumbai attacks, both sides of the border people were fuming. Indian because of the attacks and Pakistani's because of the way Indian media was pointing fingers at Pakistan.
I don't think any of the players really wanted to go to Pakistan either.
Say whatever you want but I will have the last laugh when my KKR win the IPL3.
PCB to lodge complaint with ICC after IPL cold shoulder | Cricket News | Indian Premier League 2010 | Cricinfo.com
This is truly dire stuff indeed. Whingeing about non inclusion is one thing, but to complain that to ICC for not being considered for another nation's domestic competition is just incredible!
Said Ijaz Butt, the PCB chairman, after a meeting with the country's sports minister in Lahore. "The IPL may be a private and commercial enterprise but this issue involves the pride of a nation and we are going to pursue it with the ICC."
Modi played his cards even better by actually allowing Pakistanis to feature in the election. One gets reminded of "swayamvars" of the puranas, where several suitors lined up in front of a princess seeking her hand in marriage. Ultimately when one groom was chosen by the princess, the loser princes declared war upon the princess'es' kingdom.
Last edited by Sir Alex; 22-01-2010 at 01:00 PM.
What I don't quite get is why they were included in the auction in the first place - they had to have been nominated by at least one of the franchises to be up for auction.
I think Afridi in particular suffered because he was in the first (?) pool of players put up for auction.
Its like this. Pollard and Bond were perhaps the two players on every franchises wish list. But the teams had a cap of $750,000. It was inevitable for the tiebreaker to come into play. BUT, you only get into the tiebreaker if you bid the maximum of $750,000 on that particular player. If you bought Afridi for even $1, you'd be left with $749,999 for Bond/Pollard, and $749,999 doesn't get you into the tiebreaker. It made complete sense for any team interested in Bond or Pollard to not spend a single dollar on any other player before they were done with them. Even after Bond and Pollard were spoken for, it left 3 teams out of the running for any other player - the 2 teams that had bagged the duo, plus Rajasthan Royals, the eternal scrooges.
Yaar, whatever, i am over it.........move on please......now its just "he said, she said....."
Moreover, i am a believer of karma......so whoever had ill intentions will get paid in full....
Last edited by Faisal1985; 22-01-2010 at 01:20 PM.
Be VERY AFRIDI!!
It may come as a huge surprise to you that this topic doesn't revolve around your moods. What gives you the idea I was addressing you?
What philosophy? Who's the one spouting the stuff about karma?
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